Senior Director of Marketing and Analytics
Marketing and Analytics — Marketing, Communications & Enterprise
Sales, Event Planning & Marketing — Athenaeum Hotel/Chautauqua Hotel Corporation
Additional Contact Information
P.O. Box 28 | One Ames Avenue
Chautauqua, N.Y. 14722
Vanessa Weinert is a marketing and analytics professional with a demonstrated history of using advanced analytics and data-driven strategies to achieve growth and to meet mission aligned goals in the arts, education, leisure, travel and tourism industries. Her love for research and economics began with a research project in western China on the local and global economies of villages that still produce pottery. Her passion to understand how culture impacts us all began with her work studying cultural and physical anthropology with extensive research trips to China, Turkey, England and Chicago. Vanessa believes that anthropologists and researchers make the best marketers. They understand the importance of data and they look to culture to develop marketing strategies. She has served Chautauqua Institution for 10 years with her current role being the Senior Director of Marketing and Analytics.
Vanessa holds a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland, an MA from Columbia University and an MSc from the London School of Economics.
Why did you choose to work at Chautauqua? What do you like about working at Chautauqua?
Vanessa’s passion for education and desire to use her skills to promote the mission of Chautauqua led her to work for Chautauqua and return to western New York. She loves being able to work for an organization that is trying to elevate the conversation in America.
Current and Former Volunteer or Board Roles
- Past Board Member- Arts Council, Jamestown, New York
- Past Board Member- Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown, New York
- Past Board Member- Chautauqua Trail
- Past Elected Official- Jamestown City Council, Jamestown, New York
- Board Member- Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau
Hanging with her tenacious daughter Emma and partner Steve, reading, traveling as much as possible, spending time with family